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JOHN MILTON
English poet, scholar, writer and patriot
(1608 - 1674)
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One tongue is sufficient for a woman.
      - attributed to [Women]

Only add
  Deeds to thy knowledge answerable, add faith,
    Add virtue, patience, temperance, add love,
      By name to come call'd charity, the soul
        Of all the rest; then wilt thou not be loath
          To leave this Paradise, but shall possess
            A Paradise within thee, happier far.
      - [Conduct]

Only add Deeds to thy knowledge answerable, add faith,
  Add virtue, patience, temperance, add love,
    By name to come call'd charity, the soul
      Of all the rest: then wilt thou not be loath
        To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess
          A Paradise within thee, happier far.
      - [Conduct]

Or bid the soul of Orpheus sing
  Such notes as, warbled to the string,
    Drew iron tears down Pluto's cheek.
      - [Singers]

Or sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child!
      - [Shakespeare]

Praise from an enemy smells of craft.
      - [Praise]

Prudence is that virtue by which we discern what is proper to be done under the various circumstances of time and place.
      - [Prudence]

Retiring from the popular noise, I seek
  This unfrequented place to find some ease.
      - [Retirement]

Sense of pleasure we may well
  Spare out of life perhaps, and not repine,
    But live content, which is the calmest life;
      But pain is perfect misery, the worst
        Of evils, and excessive, overturns
          All patience.
      - [Pain]

She that has that is clad in complete steel.
      - [Chastity]

Short retirement urges sweet return.
      - [Separation]

Sin and her shadow, death.
      - [Sin]

Solitude is sometimes best society.
      - [Solitude]

Solitude sometimes is the best society; and short retirement urges sweet returns.
      - [Solitude]

Spirits live insphered, in regions mild, of calm and serene air.
      - [Spirits]

Sport, that wrinkled Care derides, and Laughter, holding both his sides.
      - [Laughter]

Stand fast * * *
  And all temptation to transgress repel.
      - [Courage]

Such a numerous host
  Fled not in silence through the frighted deep,
    With ruin upon ruin, rout on rout,
      Confusion worse confounded.
      - [Defeat]

Sweet intercourse of looks and smiles; for smiles from reason flow.
      - [Smiles]

Swinish gluttony never looks to heaven amidst its gorgeous feast; but with besotted, base ingratitude, cravens and blasphemes his feeder.
      - [Gluttony]

Tears such as angels weep?
      - [Tears]

Th' invention all admir'd, and each, how he
  To be th' inventor miss'd; so easy it seem'd,
    Once found, which yet unfound most would have thought
      Impossible.
      - [Invention]

That forbidden tree, whose mortal taste brought death into the world, and all our woe.
      - [Trees]

That grounded maxim, so rife and celebrated in the mouths of wisest men, that to the public good private respects must yield.
      - [Patriotism]

That power which erring men call chance.
      - [Chance]


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